Monday, February 04, 2008

Bad Food List

It's lunchtime. I still don't feel like eating. I've consumed maybe 800 calories since Saturday morning. Most of those calories were Sunday's since I spent most of Saturday crawling around, sipping small doses of Coca-Cola.

I've been sick with a stomach thing. I'm thinking it was something I ate Friday night. And I'm afraid it was the chocolate Aztec tart from the Red Butte Cafe. I don't want it to be true because that was my favorite dessert, but now I may have to add it to my “bad food” list. Does anyone else have to banish food from their diet once they've gotten sick off of it? My list isn't that long because I don't get sick that often, but here is my list:

1) Rice Pudding: I really liked rice pudding for awhile. But then one day, when I was maybe 12 or 13, I went to brunch at the Homestead in Midway. Probably not the best move since I wasn't feeling that great anyway. But I ate rice pudding there. And the rest is history. I might be able to choke it down because it has been a long time, but even the thought of the texture makes me tighten my lips and the memory of the taste makes my throat contract.

2) Kentucky Fried Chicken: This was also when I was much younger. All I remember about this experience is being sick, curled up over the heater vent in the family room with a blanket, wishing I hadn't eaten that chicken earlier. And I haven't eaten KFC since. Even the smell makes me sick. And it doesn't even have to be the chicken...the smell of the potatoes or coleslaw or biscuits. It all smells the same to me.

3) Chicken Pot Pie: Ew. I don't remember why or when. But the thought of it does something to me. Must be a repressed experience.

4) Meat Pies. Kind of along the same lines as #3, but this is more specific to whatever fried crap I ate when I was in New Zealand in 2003. They had a lot of sausage pies or deep fried other things. I missed out on about 2 days of my time in New Zealand because I got sick...yuck. I can't even think about it.

5) Aloha Sushi and the Hawaiian Pork/Rice at the Hawaiian BBQ place. These items are different in that they are specific to the places I ate them. I've since eaten a lot of sushi at other places. Not sure if I've had Hawaiian pork again, but I bet I could. Anyway. I had the sushi for lunch and the pork for dinner one day about a year and a half ago. Late that night I got sick and I haven't been back to either of those places.

And now I have to add the chocolate Aztec tart. And maybe pasta salad. I hope not – probably not. But yesterday when Carri came home, she looked in the fridge and asked if she could have some of my salad. I said, “Ew. Yes.” In fact, everything I've eaten since Friday night has had to be something I didn't eat on Friday. And that includes the pasta salad.

Oh, and this is my 100th blog post by the way. I was reading Ilene's blog awhile ago and she congratulated herself on her 100th post. I thought to myself, “hmmm... I wonder when my 100th post was.” So I counted them up and I had 99 posts. Wow. That was a coincidence. And it goes to show how much more often Ilene posts on her blog. I think I've had mine for almost a year longer than she has.


Ilene said...

I'm such a blogging pro. Or desperate for social interaction that doesn't involve diapers or superheroes.

I can't eat KFC chicken if it has skin but I LOVE the mashed potatoes and gravy... that was my pregnancy staple with Jackson.

You haven't had my chicken pot pie. It is sinfully delicious. I'm not lying either. Perhaps if I call it something else you would eat it.

We'll Call her "Lisa" said...

Josh won't eat doughnuts.

Ever. Cause of something like that. Ever.

Nasher said...

Congratulations on the first 100. Not to brag but we are up to 1100 or so on our blog. But we have 8 contributors.

I can't think of anything that bad memory does not allow me to eat. But if it helps, I don't think I would eat some of the things on your list, just because they seem like a bad idea in the first place.

charlotta-love said...

Happy 100th!

Bologna. I can't look at that without gagging but I used to love the stuff!

Hilda said...

Congrats on the 100th blog! It'll be a while before I reach that mark, so good for you!

Mayo, jello, KFC, tortilla soup, those are some of the ones on my extensive list of things I can no longer eat.

Cameron's Corner said...

I think the problem is that you choose to eat at places that serve actual food. I eat those BK tacos (2 for $1) at least 3x a week and I keep waiting for the day the cat meat makes me sick, but it never has.

By the way, I'm waiting for the day that the "Word Verification" is actually a word and not a bunch of crappy wavy letters.

dre said...

I'm laughing at lisa's post, when I was 8 I threw up after eating dohnuts, so I started telling people I was allergic. I really hate when food betrays me. It's like getting stabbed in the back by your best friend. What I really do hate is when you are so hungry you want to throw up. What? that doesn't make any sense! And I hate the feeling of having ate too much.

PS. I belong in London: "A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique soul like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well."

cyn the win said...

Oh no...don't let the chocolate aztec tart be your demise! I love that dessert from Red Butte. Oh and the chocolate hazelnut torte. Good grief, it's a good thing I live way down in Provo because I would eat there everyday.